1. Coffee Break Spanish
Coffee Break Spanish, available on Spotify, has been around since October 2008 when their first podcast Spanish beginner lesson - “Saying how you are feeling” - was aired. Since then, they have created a considerable (and still growing) collection of 15-20 minutes podcasts covering various aspects of the Spanish language and fitting perfectly into a typical coffee break.
How is this podcast series structured? The level of language difficulty progresses with each lesson, and the courses increase in difficulty as the seasons’ number progress. Season 1 podcasts are for beginners, season 2 for intermediate, season 3 for upper-intermediate, and season 4 for advanced students of Spanish. Following this pattern, it is easy to find the right level or start from the beginning to review the basics.
With Coffee Break Spanish, not everything is about formal lessons. They also feature additional podcasts focused on more casual topics: travel diaries, an audio magazine, an Expresso section, etc.
Your host for these conversational classes is Mark, an experienced language teacher with an exquisite Spanish accent. He’ll have several native and non-native co-hosts (all of whom speak Spanish fluently) throughout the different episodes, and the best of all is that the conversations build upon each other!
The topics you’ll listen to are as varied as they can be. One day you can learn about finding your way around town or ordering a coffee, and the next about Federico García Lorca or a sunken treasure!
Pro-tip: Have a look at the Blog section if you have the chance to visit the website.
- professional and charismatic host
- well-structured and consistent
- engaging episodes
- important learning value
- only available on Spotify